Required Course: Offered in Spring and Fall Semesters

MICR 6195 Current Topics in Infectious Diseases and Immunity

Course Description

January 4 - April 20, 2018

Time: Monday 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. / Tuesday 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Room: MRB 4.145 (Monday Discussion) - BSA 2.212 (Tuesday Seminar)

Course Directors: Yingzi Cong, PhD, Lynn Soong, MD, PhD, and MinKyung Yi, PhD

Course Coordinator: Aneth Zertuche x22322 - MRB 4.102

Current Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium Schedule -

Seminar course intended to familiarize students with current research in the areas of infectious diseases and immunology. Students attend weekly seminars in the Infectious Diseases and Immunity Colloquium. Students may substitute some seminars in the series with presentations from the monthly Immunology Research in Progress series.

Students are required to enroll during the first two years in the program. Each student will be assigned a session per term to lead class by discussing an assigned topic relevant to a journal club article. Students will also participate in small group discussions and prepare essays.

Grading will be based on attendance (30%), preparation and discussion leadership (20%), and reflective essays or review essay (50%).

The final course letter grade will be determined using the GSBS grading scale:

  • 90-100 = A
  • 80-89 = B
  • 70-79 = C
  • 69 or below = F

Excused Absences

The GSBS policy states that students taking a full-term graduate course offering are allowed up to three (3) excused absences from any required activity and is determined at the discretion of the course directors. If the course is offered as an 8-week course, only two (2) absences are permitted. If a student is absent during a session that contributes to the final grade (for example, during a quiz), it will be up to the Course Directors to determine if the student can perform a ‘make-up’ activity, provided that the reason for the absence is a legitimate one. Once a student exceeds and misses more than allowed for the length of the course, the course directors must notify the GSBS Student Affairs Dean, who will then contact the appropriate Program Director.